Despite being on top of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) table with a 4-point lead, Bafana Bafana legend Doctor Khumalo said that the current Kaizer Chiefs team is a work in progress but hopes that they will bring back the glory days by clinching the league title in celebration of the club’s 50th birthday.
“You can’t fault these boys (Chiefs players) because at some stage last season they were in 9th position but we must understand it’s a phase, that’s how football is. We don’t have to faulter anyone. There was a change in personnel in the coaching department and it paid dividends because the very same coach is coaching now (Ernst Middendorp) had an opportunity to work with the players hence the results this season but it’s work in progress,” said Khumalo on the Morning Live Show, SABC, this week.
Khumalo who was a fan’s favourite during his playing days at Amakhosi strongly believe that the team is doing very well so far this season and have shown what they are made of under Middendorp as they’ve been on top of the PSL log for quite some time losing only two games in their 15 PSL games.
“For the team to be where it is now, it took the management to acquire good players and I think the supporters are happy because the players haven’t disappointed. I know it will be significant if the boys can win the trophy just to say happy birthday and put a smile on the chairman’s and supporters faces.”
“It is about embracing the brand because this is the brand that made us to be who we are, they gave us the platform, and personally I was born there (at Chiefs). I only know the Chiefs dressing room. I am only focusing on taking this brand on another level in terms of marketing, said Khumalo.
As the Phefeni Glamour Boys celebrate their 50 th anniversary, Khumalo said that his best moment in a Chiefs jersey was when they won the Nelson Mandela Cup (Caf Confederations Cup) in 2001 simply because it is a significant trophy.
“I was a player and an assistant coach to Mushin Ertugral. We made the chairman and the supporters proud because we won that cup and always every season we won 2 or 3 trophies at Naturena so it was a norm,” concluded Khumalo.
By FARPost Reporter